UFC 229

UFC 229 Khabib vs McGregor is an upcoming mixed martial arts event UFC 229 produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC 229 Live that will be held on October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan AreaWatch UFC 229 Live.

UFC 229 Live

UFC 229 Live

UFC 229 Khabib vs McGregor
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Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date: October 6, 2018
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
City: Paradise, Nevada
Event: chronology
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UFC 229 Khabib vs McGregor

UFC 229 President Dana White is expecting UFC 229 Live Conor McGregors comeback fight, which will see the Irish superstar challenge undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas. Khabib vs McGregor Live Speaking to TSNs Aaron Bronsteter last week, White shared his prediction for this massive Nurmagomedov vs McGregor headlined cards pay per view.

Khabib vs McGregor The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC 229 Live Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. McGregor captured the lightweight title at UFC 209 Fight Card, when he was the reigning featherweight champion. The Irishman never defended the title, as he took some time off in 2018 due to the birth of his first son and later venturing himself in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr in which he lost. The UFC originally planned an interim title bout between Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson, but it was canceled due to the Russian having medical issues related to his weight cut on weigh-in day. Ferguson eventually won the interim title at UFC 219 against Kevin Lee. Ferguson was then expected to meet Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, with the winner being crowned the undisputed champion as McGregor would be stripped of the title as soon as the bout took place). In turn, it was scrapped once again fourth time as Ferguson got injured, and after several possibilities for an opponent, UFC 229 Live Nurmagomedov eventually won the vacant title against Al Iaquinta. That card was also marked by an attack on a bus containing several fighters scheduled to compete at the event including Nurmagomedov and two teammates, performed by McGregor and his crew.

UFC 229 Live Jussier Formiga was previously scheduled to face Sergio Pettis in January 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs Penn. Khabib vs McGregor However, UFC 229 Live Formiga pulled out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. The pairing was rescheduled for this event.